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Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest

We are delighted to announce our sponsorship of the Peterloo Massacre exhibition at the People’s History Museum, Manchester. Entitled Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest, the exhibition commemorates 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester in 1819 and highlights its relevance today,…

By Slater Heelis

Changes to Payslips – April 2019

Currently, an employee (but not other types of worker) is entitled to be given a written itemised pay statement by his employer at or before the time any wages are paid to him. Under s.8 of the Employment Rights Act…

Construction Case Law Update – Part 1 of 2019

The Enforcement of Adjudicators’ Awards under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996: Part 1 of 2019 Kenneth T. Salmon and Katy Ormston This article forms Part 1 for 2019 of the series of articles continuing the reporting and…

Reasonable and proper cause to suspend

In the case of Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Lambeth v Agoreyo, the Court of Appeal examined the use by a school of the power to suspend and considered potential breach, in this respect, of the term…

Was my ex-partner’s behaviour unreasonable?

In order to obtain a divorce, the petitioner must show that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.  This is proved by one of 5 ‘facts’, namely unreasonable behaviour, adultery, desertion, two years’ separation with consent and five years’ separation where…

Confidentiality Clauses and Non-Disclosure Agreements

Confidentiality clauses and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) can serve very useful purposes in an employment context.  Such clauses are generally used in two ways; as part of the employment contract and as part of a settlement agreement to allow both employee…

ACAS Guidance on Age Discrimination at Work

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has published guidance designed to inform employers and staff on matters relating to age discrimination.  Under the Equality Act 2010, age is one of the nine special areas of life guarded as what…

Why you don’t have a ‘common law’ marriage!

A large number of people still believe that it is possible to gain the benefits of a formal marriage or civil partnership simply by living with their partner. Unfortunately they are mistaken. Living with another person in a committed relationship…

Unmarried couples – Why you need a Will!

With Valentine’s Day just gone, flowers placed in the vase and cards on the mantelpiece, those of us lucky enough to have a special person in their lives can feel we have done enough to show we care. But for…

Update – Confidentiality

In the case of Linklaters LLP v Mellish, the High Court considered whether a former employee’s duty of confidentiality outweighs the public interest in the publication of information on the employer’s current culture and the position of women in the…

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